Toys come in all shapes and sizes from costing you (or the one gifting it) next to nothing or way too much. Starting off as little bitty guys I think favorite toys were not even true toys; tupperware, wooden spoons, and plastic measuring cups. But once he started trying to furniture surf I knew I had to get him a walker. His all time favorite toy was the VTech Sit to Stand Learning Walker. It made animal noises, lit up, and played music oh and of course it was a walker which gave me a brand new freedom before he could truly walk on his own.
Following that toy the next best things he got were an old fashion wooden train set with stackable blocks, a wooden push duck on a stick with rubber flapping feet and a wooden bumble bee pull toy. Those old fashion toys were purchased from an older man in town that makes wooden toys by hand. I'm sure Melissa and Doug have something similar but now that they have gone main stream I'm not sure the quality is there. Basic wooden toys cannot be beat.
Our Kidkraft retro kitchen and play food although not outwardly boy is a big hit with our son. But toys that top the Best Toys for Boys list includes:
1. Mega Blocks
2. Hot Wheels Monster Jams & Monster Jams Speed Demons
3. Bruder Roadmax Construction and Garbage Trucks
4. Bruder Toy Man Construction Trucks
5. Little Tikes Gas N Go Mower
6. Bosch Tool Work Bench
7. Little Tikes Cozy Truck
8. Ikea Kids Easel
9. Thomas the Train Wooden Train Set
10. Little People Dump Truck
There comes a point when getting more toys outside the Best of List becomes a hassle that is just adding to stuff in our home. That is when I wish people would give more worthwhile things like clothes- especially basics that will get a lot of use! Some ideas include pajamas, coats, basic long or short sleeve shirts, and a staple pair of pants. And man did I wish we got more cute baby boy clothes for him from showers. It figures the baby girls always get more clothes!